Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday!

It may not seem like it, but there is a fair amount of red in this landscape....and...as Eric Jacobsen says: "Red is the great modifier".

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Evening light, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

13 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Lovely. I can see those reds. They are very warm and luminous.

I agree that landscapes need red. Paintings that are all greens and blues look flat to me.

-Don said...

Beautifully done. I'd never heard Mr. Jacobsen's quote (which is a good one), but I believe every landscape needs lots of red in it. I've never painted a blue sky or a green meadow without including some red.

-Don

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Beautiful landscape and the red is soothing. xo Jenny

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh my! This is just gorgeous, Celeste! My first thought was Paradise Lost, then of course, the Garden of Eden!

Libby Fife said...

You really can see it once you start looking for it. This one is really lovely, like a cool evening.

Colleen said...

Looks calm and beautiful! I'll remember that quote next time I paint a landscape!:)

hw (hallie) farber said...

This is just beautiful. For some reason the word romantic comes to mind.

Dave Starr said...

I see the red, now that you point it out. I thoroughly dislike landscapes that are too green, Jacobsen's advice seems sound

Linda Popple said...

So serene and just beautiful!

Caio Fern said...

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love it.
red and blue can be the salvation or the total hell on a painting. you balance very well ;)

Jan Yates, SCA said...

this is so lush and painterly-my favourite combination-especially in landscape-beautiful light and atmosphere as well

Mary Paquet said...

Beautiful piece, Celeste. This is very reminiscent of work done by the Hudson Valley landscape artists. Well done.

Carrie H. said...

I know the reds are floating around in there but what a paradox; The painting is predominately cool!